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Festival of Ridvan – First Day
First Day of the Festival of Ridvan – Tuesday, April 20 – The Baha’i House of Worship is still closed due to the global pandemic. For this holy day, you may wish to view the recording of the 2020 holy day program at any time that is convenient for you. When feasible, local commemorations of this holy day should be held at 3:00 p.m. local time. (If Daylight Saving Time is in effect in your area, the commemoration should be held at 4:00 p.m.)
(Learn more about the 12-Day Festival of Ridvan)
About the Bahá’í Calendar and Holy Days
The Baha’i Faith has its own calendar, called the Badí’ Calendar. It is a solar calendar consisting of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days), plus “Intercalary Days” (four in ordinary years and five in leap years) to adjust the calendar to the solar year. The days and months are named after the attributes of God. The Nineteen Day Feast, the primary community gathering for Baha’is in each town and city, is held on the first day of each Baha’i month. Eleven Holy Days mark significant events in Baha’i history.